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Gateway To The Aniverse
69 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Made in Abyss - Is this show just a little bit BBQ sauce?
This show was a weird one... you know that weird feeling you get when you eat BBQ sauce? If you know, you know. This fantasy show takes a close look at child labour laws and exploits them to the fullest. While venturing down a giant hole, Sam and Will find themselves discussing a show that conveniently knows a thing or two about that. If you want to hear us ramble on for a couple of hours about the first three episodes of this weird chibbified freakfest, then make sure to tell a friend and spread the word.
81 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Star Wars Visions - Is there anything better than a LIGHTSABER UMBRELLA?
FINALLY, Will can get on board some Main Stream content - even if it is still anime! This week we look at the topical Star Wars Visions, the short anthology series that gives our boys plenty to talk about! We discuss the big issues, like why the final movie deserves to be burnt to the ground and why Star Wars might just be a little bit murdery. You know the drill guys - tell a friend about the podcast! Or in true Star Wars fashion, do the exact same thing but do it a million times...
73 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Maid Sama with GUEST Steph0sims, "Do YOU hate Men?"
This week we're joined by the hilarious, the creative, and the hilariously creative, Steph0sims who gives us this week's show, Maid Sama! We cover the menial, the weird and the down right illegal with this fetish themed anime. Do you like high school romance shows? Do you like maid cafes and fetishes? In the words of Steph, DO YOU HATE MEN?! Then this show might be for you! We discuss the big issues of sister fantasies and Japanese cafe culture, interspersed with conversations about Gossip Girl, Hannah Montana and the infamous British playground game, Bulldog. Make sure to check out Steph's content and give her a follow: https://www.youtube.com/c/steph0simshttps://twitter.com/steph0sims?s=20
3 minutes | Oct 3, 2021
The Gateway to the Aniverse - How it all began...
I'm sure you've all wondered how Sam and Will came up with the idea for the Gateway to the Aniverse Podcast. Well, now all your tantalising questions can be answered with this wonderfully accurate and perfectly natural performance of the moment the Aniverse burst into existence...
68 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
My Hero Academia - are SUPERHEROES the ultimate GATEWAY?
IT'S HERE! Finally, Will gets to experience the hype that is My Hero Academia for the first time ever! Need we say more? Yes? Fine, we will! This week our boys explore everything from star wars name sakes to who wins a fight between Shazam and All Might? They explore character motivation, gush over the story telling of this show and ultimately decide whether it has what it takes to get into the ever more elusive Aniverse...
83 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Vampire Hunter D (1985) - DRACULA has been CANCELLED!
This week the boys look at their oldest ever anime production in Vampire hunter D (1985). There isn't much left on the table in this episode, as our hosts pull this show limb from limb. From sketchy etchy shower scenes to laughable animation, it may be a painful listen if this film has a special place in your heart, but take solace in the fact that there is always a D for every V in this world...
80 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
The God of High School - the BEST fight scenes in ANIME?
After listening to Will's issues with the standard of anime to date, Sam comes fully loaded with this banger of a show! With some incredible fight scenes, some impressive animation and some hilarious stand out moments, this show has a great shot at getting into the Aniverse. This week the boys manage to slam Record of Ragnarok yet again, somehow tangent onto Power Rangers, yet again, and Will can't remember the name of a show he's been watching, YET AGAIN!
67 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
BEASTARS: Re-visited! - LEGOSHI is an EGOMANIAC! (Spoilers S1)
This week the boys go back over Season 1 of Beastars to see if it lives up to their stellar review way back in episode 9. Of course, that was just based on 3 episodes. Now the boys have love triangles, love hotels and love fuelled shonen battles to add into the equation! They discuss everything from the politics of the war on drugs to the purpose of anime, and all the while they try to figure out what the hell happened to Tem!?
74 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Clockwork Planet: Our BIGGEST rant ever?!
This episode, our boys discuss the absurdities present in this week's anime: Clockwork Planet. From poor character development to inexplainable plots, Sam and Will pull this show apart like disassembling a clock - which isn't necessarily important in a world made of clocks apparently so they should be fine! Despite some pretty damning plot holes, can Will and Sam find enough metal in the madness to give this post apocalyptic, sci-fi anime a shot at getting into the aniverse?
78 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Tokyo Ghoul: is Hide the best ever 'best friend'?
This week the boys look at a Japan infested with people eating monsters that need to devour humans to survive. No, it's nothing like zombies... or vampires... These are Ghouls! - They have tentacles so they're completely different. Honest! The lads discuss the ins and outs of Tokyo Ghoul this week, from the amazing animation to the phenomenal directing and as always, include plenty of criticisms along the way! Does it have what it takes to get into the Aniverse?
75 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Drifters: Is this the best fantasy Isekai so far?
This week's episode takes another jump out of reality to explore the isekai Drifters: Battle in a Brand-new World War! Who'd have thought there was more isekai to watch? If you like the sound of Lord of the Rings crossed with Monsters Inc and sprinkled with random historical figures, you're probably a very confused individual but don't panic! We just might have the show for you... But does it have what it takes to get in the Aniverse?
56 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Charlotte: It's not frickin teleportation!
This week the boys discuss the discount x-men anime series, otherwise known as Charlotte! Can you guess the name of the protagonist? That's right, it's Yuu! This show is filled with some brilliant comedy, some ridiculous and frustrating story arcs, lots of beautiful animation and an imaginative concept, but does this superhero school have what it takes to earn an A+ and gain access to the Aniverse?
68 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Record of Ragnarok: Ragna-Rock-and-Roll, am I right?
Player 1, Ready! Player 2, Ready! Fight! (but very, very slowly... and throw a tonne of exposition in the middle to drag it out a bit.) This week, our boys get real excited and somewhat disappointed at the Netflix original, Record of Ragnarok. This mythology themed tournament styled anime has an interesting premise as historical figures from across the world are pitted against gods in a fight to defend humanity from extinction. It's space jam but without Michael Jordan...
62 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Teaching Dragon Pilot how to dragon...
You know that one dream everyone has, about the deadly dragon that transforms into a sexy house maid and tries to seduce you while you drink beers on the sofa? No? Ah... Must just be Sam then... This week we pick apart Miss Kobayashi's dragon maid, the somewhat humorous, sometimes outrageous slice of life fantasy anime that brings a new meaning the the phrase "get some tail" . With some brilliant animation, some strong jokes and some inappropriate molestation, can this show fly its way into the aniverse?
79 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Demon Slayer: Since when is smelling a super power?
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to a Demon of a show! The 40th episode of this podcast demanded a big hitter and we feel like we've lived up to that with the one and only Demon Slayer! We cover everything from the eating habits of demons to the punishments of anime art departments. We discuss as much as possible but wholly admit that we've probably missed a lot of talking points due to our incessant meandering! By the end, we make a decision as to whether another demon show has what it takes to get into the Aniverse.
71 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale... Oh good, Kayaba's back...
This week we revisit one of the all time greats in Sword art Online - this time, to discuss the Movie: Ordinal Scale! This time we unpick this AI Kirito party and relive the greatest hits such as: 'Asuna gets sidelined', and 'Fucking Kayaba!?'. With more gaps in the plot than in Asuna's memory, we bounce around, covering everything from incorrectly named Spiderman movies to Pokemon go, and poke fun at the wonders of the SAO universe that never cease to amaze.
76 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
The Devil is a Part-Timer, a noncommittal, self-absorbed m*****r f******
This week is an absolute whopper! And would you like fries with that?... This episode looks at the first three episodes of the brilliantly comical 'The Devil is a Part-Timer', during which our hosts honestly, tangent like never before: They slip into horrific attempts at Irish accents; they create a whole new spin off series based on a dismembered umbrella, and worst of all... they disrespect McRonalds... Listen to see if, in their pathetic opinion, they still deem this show worthy of the Aniverse...
71 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Prince of Stride: Isn't this just a discount Haikyu!!?
Have you ever been interested in running really fast? Have you ever been interested in cartoons running really fast? then this show might be for you? If you also like made up sports based on dating games. This week we explore the wonderfully niche, Prince of Stride: Alternative. We manage to bounce from The Fast and the Furious to Ice hockey and spend a (probably not so surprisingly) long time discussing Haikyu!! This is a sports anime, and as such it should tick all of Will's boxes, but does it have enough to be considered a gateway show and earn its place in the Aniverse!?
74 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Devilman Crybaby: a demon coming out party!
This week we jump down the rabbit hole into the world of demons as we explore Devilman Crybaby, a psychedelic rollercoaster of transforming monsters pent on causing as much havoc on humanity as possible. Our hosts try to cover everything this show has to offer, from its unique animation styles to its fast paced story telling, and try to make sense of it all. Will gets confused with languages and Sam has to explain the socio-economic structure of Japan as they decide whether this show is suitable for a noob and can gain entry into the exclusive Aniverse!
68 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Attack On Titan, season 1 - Re:visited!
This week we revisit one our original three episodes in Attack on Titan! Having now watched the entire first season, the boys get together to pick apart their favourite moments, reminiscing about their favourite fight scenes and how Levi has missed his calling as a professional ice dancer. They discuss everything from Michael Jackson to Sean Bean and everything in between! This titan of a show clearly hits a chord with the fandom and it's brilliant to see a noob experience it for the first time. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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